The Mesa is an oceanfront area that lies along the coast Southwest of downtown and between Hope Ranch and the harbor. The residential community of the Mesa was established during the housing boom following World War II. Today, Mesa still has charming neighborhoods reminiscent of yesteryear with a laid-back, beach feel. Views abound from the hilltop properties and the beach and harbor are just a short walk or bike ride away. Shoreline park sits right on the coastline of Mesa and has a spectacular view of the coastline and harbor.